Petition Gordon Brown for UK e-crime unit

Graham Cluley
@gcluley

Computer security hit the news headlines hard in 2007.  A series of incidents, including the embarrassing loss by the British Government of the personal details of 25 million people, made sure that the issue was never far away from the front pages of the newspapers.  

In April 2006 the National High-Tech Crime Unit (NHTCU), the British police organisation dedicated to fighting computer crime, was closed down and its work transferrred to the Serious Organised Crime Agency (SOCA).  This decision raised concerns at the time in the security community, and even companies like Microsoft have described the facilities for reporting e-crime in the UK as “inadequate”.

An online petition to Prime Minister Gordon Brown has been set up to call for the creation of a…

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Graham Cluley is a veteran of the anti-virus industry having worked for a number of security companies since the early 1990s when he wrote the first ever version of Dr Solomon's Anti-Virus Toolkit for Windows. Now an independent security analyst, he regularly makes media appearances and is an international public speaker on the topic of computer security, hackers, and online privacy. Follow him on Twitter at @gcluley, or drop him an email.